Album Review: Rush "Counterparts"

Counterparts is the strongest Rush album since 1985's Power Windows, 'though it's reminiscent of an earlier effort, 1981's Moving Pictures. Peter Collins' gritty, hard and dry production helps to put the bite back into the Canadian 3-piece, giving them a 90s frisson.

High points are the cut and thrust of songs like Animate and Stick It Out and, by way of contrast, the sweeping Nobody's Hero, which includes a string arrangement.

The latter half of the record lacks the drive and focus of the first half, but nevertheless Counterparts is a consistently pleasing listening experience.

Mark Liddell
Riff Raff
December, 1993
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